Punched Paper Flower Cards
Projects by Michael Strong.
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Materials and Tools:
1-1/4" 6-petal flower punch
pale pink cardstock (65 lb.)
colored pencil (Prismacolor carmine red or similar)
fine-tip black marker
glue stick or double-sided tape
1. From the pink cardstock, punch out a flower shape. Fold the punched flower in half matching petal to petal. Continue to fold petal to petal until there is a crease between each petal.
2. Using the colored pencil, color the base of each petal. Press harder toward the center to make the color darker. Lighten the pressure on the pencil as you color up into each petal, creating a softer tone as you go up toward the edges of the blossom.
4. Move one of the petals (from one side of the cut) over on top of the adjacent petal and glue in place. This will form a five-petal blossom.
5. Color the centers of each blossom with the black marker.
6. Repeat the process as many times as you want. Decorate cards by gluing or taping several blossoms together, or hot glue masses of them to thin tree branches which you have spray-painted white.
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